Dioxazine Purple

Dioxazine Purple is a Series 3 transparent color. It has a masstone of a deep purple, with a vivid purple undertone. This color is available in 80ml, 250ml and 500ml sizes.

Color Detail



Blended with Titanium White

Washed with water

Color Comparisons

Purple and Dioxazine Purple

The purpose of having a dull Purple when Dioxazine Purple is so clean and bright is that some artists find Dioxazine Purple difficult to control because it is so vivid, while the dull Purple is much more tonal and makes an easily mixed base colour for shadows in landscapes.

Dioxazine Purple


Comparing Dioxazine Purple

The first swatch is mixed with White. The second and third swatches are reduced with medium. The fourth swatch is mixed with Ultra Blue and medium. The fifth swatch is mixed with Pthalo Blue and Medium. The sixth swatch shows Ultra Blue with a medium and no Dioxazine Purple added.

Dioxazine Purple is a reddish purple and mixes well with blues to create blue violet shades.

Mixed with white

Reduced with medium

Reduced with medium

With Ultra Blue & medium

With Pthalo Blue & Medium

Ultra Blue with medium

Color Information

  • Chemical Description: Carbazole Dioxazine
  • Pigment Type: Organic
  • Lightfastness: 2
  • Permanency: Excellent
  • Pigment Strength: Very Strong
  • Colour Index Name: PV 23RS
  • Opacity or Transparency: Transparent

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